MARJORIE L. “MARGE” (CLEVELAND) SCHMELTZER

B. June 24, 1909 in Illinois
D. July 31, 1983
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  • Father: George Tyler Cleveland born May 22, 1878 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL son of George Francis Cleveland (1837-1916) and Caroline Marie (Fox) Cleveland (1838-unknown); married Edith A. Bauer (1882-1969) on March 14, 1904 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; George and Edith divorced between 1920-1930; George died June 27, 1943 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to George Tyler Cleveland buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Edith A. (Bauer) Cleveland born October 24, 1882 in Lake County, IL, daughter of Frederick Bauer (1857-1902) and Esther Elizabeth (Brown) Bauer (1860-1896); Edith died June 2, 1969; buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Friday, June 20, 1969, page:

DEATH

   We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Edith Cleveland of Round Lake.  She was Mrs. Marge Schmeltzer’s mother.  Mr. and Mrs. Schmeltzer are former residents of Spring Grove.  Mr. Schmeltzer was manager of a local lumber company for about fifteen years.  Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to them.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: George Cleveland, head, age 32, married once for 6 years, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Ohio, occupation: farmer – general farm; Edith Cleveland, wife, age 27, married once for 6 years, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois; Marjorie L. Cleveland, daughter, age 10/12, single, born in Illinois; George F. Cleveland, father, age 72, widowed, born in New York, parents born in New York, laborer – odd jobs; Letia M. Bauer, sister in law, age 19, single, born in Illinois, occupation: servant – private house; Frank Carnezki, boarder, age 32, single, born in Russia Lithuania, immigrated in 1904, occupation: laborer – on farm.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: George Cleveland, head, age 41, married, born in Illinois, parents born in United States, Occupation: confectioner – own store; Edith Cleveland, wife, age 32, married, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois; Marjorie Cleveland, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake county, IL the household members were: Edith A. Cleveland, head, age 46, divorced, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Margery L. Cleveland, daughter, age 20, single, born in Illinois, occupation: stenographer – agricultural association; Martin Thalen, roomer, age 47, single, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Germany, occupation: mechanic – garage.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Spring Grove Village, Burton Township, McHenry County, IL, the household members were: Alfred Schmeltzer, head, age 31, married, highest grade completed: H4, born in Illinois, lived in the same place in 1935, occupation: manager – retail lumber & coal; Marge Schmeltzer, wife, age 30, married, highest grade completed: H4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935.